Summer Volunteers

Organization Details
Organization Name: St.Amant
Address: 440 River Road
Winnipeg MB  R2M 3Z9
Website: http://www.stamant.ca
Organizational Description: St.Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.

We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St.Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St.Amant Research Centre, the St.Amant School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.

We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year. We are also a member of the Catholic Health Network.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: ***If you need this position description in an alternative format, please contact us at 204.258.7048***

The St.Amant Summer Volunteer Program promotes the Mission and Values of St.Amant in which they are involved by assisting the individuals that we support to participate more fully in program activities to maximize each person's well-being and quality of life.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the volunteer may be required to walk, sit and stand for long periods of time, stoop, kneel and push. Must be able to push an individual supported in a wheelchair.

St.Amant welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Volunteering is an exciting and challenging experience. If you're a first-time volunteer or just new to St.Amant's volunteer system, you may have some questions. And we have answers!

http://stamant.ca/volunteering/volunteer-faq/

Thank you for your interest in offering your time, energy, and expertise to St.Amant!
Skills Required: Must be 12 years or older; strong interpersonal skills; patient and willing to ask questions. Must be able to physically push children and adults in wheelchairs and bikes. Must show responsibility in meeting commitment and being reliable; must be able to follow instructions, be flexible when program activities change and take initiative where appropriate.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Gain experience supporting individuals who have developmental disabilities; opportunity to develop rewarding relationships and a reference will be given after completion of 100 volunteer hours.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
The shifts are: 9:00 am - 11:00 am 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm or volunteer with us for a full day from 9-3 pm (lunch will be provided for volunteers up to $6.00 who volunteer the full shift!) All adult volunteers will need a Criminal Record Check, Adult and Child Abuse Registry Check; we do offer to submit this paperwork on your behalf for a $40 fee and once 40 volunteer hours have been completed with us you will receive a full refund. (We do not offer reimbursement for those who are placed in our volunteer program and have done the CRC, CAR & AAR on their own).
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Supervision
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@stamant.ca
Online: www.stamant.ca
Closing Date: Sep 1, 2019
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